"This Budget doesn't have new thinking in it," writes the Labour finance spokesman.
"It is a lolly scramble using the ultimate lolly - cash."
NZ needs screenings of it like a kick in the guts, writes Dr Helen Petousis-Harris.
Don't underestimate a pop star who stands for women's sexuality and liberation, argues Sarah Templeton.
Something very special is brewing in Christchurch, writes David Di Somma.
The Ariana Grande concert attack is truly a parent's worst nightmare, writes Angela Cuming.
Tipping sends a message that people won't do their jobs unless we subsidise them, says Mark Sainsbury.
Too much of a crackdown on booze and not enough decent rugby has killed the Sevens for good, argues Brad Lewis.
The America's Cup is the antithesis of what sport should be writes Andrew Gourdie.
It's a short-sighted response, but would actually do something to help shopkeepers, writes Ryan Bridge.
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Trump says no politician in history has been treated as badly as him.
It's a foreign policy win for English, and a loss for the opponents of TPP.
Verity Johnson did and everyone had something to say.
With five weeks until the first Lions Test, there are only six All Blacks spots up for grabs writes John Day.
The Government wants to build tens of thousands of houses - an idea it once called "fantasyland".
Donald Trump's loose use of intelligence shows the Five Eyes spying alliance is now "Six Eyes", writes Patrick Gower.
It's time to face reality.
The monotonous British bigmouth needs new jokes, reckons Lloyd Burr.
It seems he only retreated when forced to by National's bigwigs, writes Lloyd Burr.
From Viarni's full-on dad to Lily's claws-out mum, Zac's encounters with family have been power ranked.
Not everyone who buys a rental property is an evil speculator, says Mark Sainsbury.
Labour's election emphasis is clear: housing, housing - and more housing, writes Patrick Gower.
The trend of sharing photos of you and your baby after birth is gross
New Zealand’s threatened species will pay the ultimate price otherwise, writes Kimberly Collins.
Women still feel judged for not having children in 2017. Just ask my dear friend Amanda Gillies.
If you've got it, flaunt it, says Aziz Al-Sa'afin.
Fathering kids is a right you give up when you go to jail, says Mark Sainsbury.
Hamilton's over-zealous parking plan will ruin the city, writes Angela Cuming.
It even has a hold on us after we die.